Workshops - For Young People & Adults

Drypoint Printmaking

Drypoint Printmaking

Saturday 2nd November 10am – 4pm, Cost £30

Dry Point is one of the most direct of the intaligo printing techniques. Lines (images) are scratched directly into a plastic with a sharp tol, ink is applied and then the print is taken. You can bring your drawings and images to the class to explore and experiment ideas to create a number of images. The workshop will be led by Anushiya Sundaralingham, the exhibiting artist in our Broighter and Keady galleries from 19th October - 16th November.


Swing and Jive for Beginners

Swing and Jive Class for beginners

5-week course, Wednesday evenings 7 - 8pm

6 November - 4 December

Cost: £60 per couple, £55 concession per couple

Learn how to swing and jive in time for Christmas! Beginners swing and jive is perfect for anyone who has never tried this dance style before and wants to become more confident when dancing in social situations. Taught by professional tutors from Derry Dancing, this course will teach you the basics of swing including the lindy hop and the fun footwork of jive dancing! All classes will be taught using a variety of music that everyone can enjoy. These classes are a brilliant way to build confidence, get social and learn a new dance style this winter!

Please come as a couple as a partner cannot be guaranteed. Wear comfortable, soft soled footwear and clothing that is easy to move in.


Monotype Printmaking

Monotype Print,

Saturday 9th November, 10am – 4pm, Cost £30

Monotype printing is known as the most painterly method of printing techniques. This workshop will allow you to experiment with different texture materials such as leaves, grass, flowers, threads, lace etc. You will also have an opportunity to cut stencils which will allow you to work with different layers and colours to create a unique print. The workshop will be led by Anushiya Sundaralingham, the exhibiting artist in our Broighter and Keady galleries from 19th October - 16th November.


Macrame Hanging Basket Workshop

Macramé Hanging basket Workshop

Saturday 23 November, 11am - 2pm

Cost £40 full, £38 concession

Ever wanted to have a go at learning this stylish retro craft skill that’s making a massive comeback? What better way to show off beautiful greenery within the home! This is the perfect class for both the complete beginner and for those wishing to reinforce their knowledge of knotting. Participants can expect to be guided through the various stages of learning several simple knots using 100% natural cotton cord, and if desired the option of combining hand crafted wooden decorative spacers using sustainable home-grown native trees and produce a stunning retro plant hanger, a great way of bringing more plants into your home!

All materials provided. Seasonal non-alcoholic mulled punch and shortbread served as part of the class.


Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday 30 November, 12pm – 2pm

Cost: £35 full, £32 concession

Come along and make your very own bespoke Christmas wreath with double Chelsea award winning florist Elaine Taylor. Create a beautiful decoration for your front door and let Elaine guide you through the know-how, with the smell of fresh Christmas foliage from the garden filling the room, and baubles and bows to make your wreath beautiful. Elaine will teach you the skills necessary to complete this project, come along and have a go!

All materials provided. Seasonal non-alcoholic mulled punch and shortbread served as part of the class.


Needle Felt youw own Christmas Decoration

Needle Felt Your own Christmas Decoration

Saturday 7 December, 10am – 1pm

Cost: £12 full, £10 concession

This festive craft course will introduce you to the skills of needle-felting, learn how to sculpt a form from carded wool, blend and apply the top coat, add details and shape to your woollen models, whilst creating some unique, handmade Christmas decorations. Take home your very own Santa or Snowman (or woman!). All equipment and materials are provided by the tutor. Suitable for all abilities and ages 12 to 112!

All materials provided. Seasonal non-alcoholic mulled punch and shortbread served as part of the class.


Make Your Own Seasonal Mosaic

Make your own Seasonal Mosaic

Saturday 14 December, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Cost: £25 full, £20 concession

Learn how to make your own mosaic with professional artist and maker Louis Winward. In this class you will be taught how to create a decorative mosaic picture using different techniques that would look beautiful on the wall in your home or as a gift for a loved one. Your mosaic will be ready to take home at the end of the day for proud display wherever you choose to put it.

All materials provided. Tea/coffee and a sweet treat served during the class.


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